Search Results: "Jerrold E. Kemp"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2010

"Clear chapter organization and a thorough index make this a useful tool regardless of a reader's level of commitment to healthy living."
Kemp offers a practical guide to healthy living, drawn from the author's life as well as advice from nutritional and medical experts. Read full book review >

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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HUMPTY DUMPTY by Moira Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Readers will linger over each tableau on the page as if it were a landscape. (Pop-up. 2-4)"
Humpty Dumpty ($12.99; Oct. 1996; 10 pp.; 0-525-67540-X): Here's one version of this verse where the egg hero doesn't end up scrambled! Read full book review >

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A Yooper’s Summer on Isle Royale by Dan Kemp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2013

"A lighthearted novel that makes for a fine summertime diversion."
Michigan native Kemp offers a hilarious personal story of a madcap summer—disguised as fiction to protect the not-so-innocent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"More effective as an aid to understanding one's father than as a manual on becoming a better father, and more appropriate for men with sons than for those with daughters."
Before a man can be a good father, he must come to terms with his own father, contends Shapiro (Counseling Psychology/Santa Clara University; When Men are Pregnant, 1987- -not reviewed) in this earnest look at the psychology of fathering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION

"A valuable reference tool that will likely be most appreciated by aging baby boomers."
A comprehensive guide to the complex world of modern medicines and nutritional supplements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Kemp's grace and insight into a complex cultural scenario forms a combination that's hard to beat."
When cultural suppression transforms into cultural embrace, with music the vehicle, it's a beautiful thing, and music critic Kemp drives home the impact on Southern music in turning an entire nation's head. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1997

"Bargain-barrel culture for those who measure their attention span in sound bites."
With little more of a unifying theme than the notion that we need these heroines now more than ever, this superficial salute to American women feels less like an anthology than a garage sale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"Queen Victoria's life defined an age; unfortunately for this intelligent chronicle, the events of her death were not all that exciting."
This account of Queen Victoria's last two weeks of life is narrated in a candid, practical voice of which the common-sense queen would heartily have approved. Read full book review >

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TELL ME A STORY, DADDY by Moira Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"A captivating demonstration of low-tech interactive storytelling. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A bedtime story takes some dramatic turns, but thanks to some quick parental thinking, ends as it should in this cozy daddy-daughter exchange. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Taken one a night, these raucous harangues would make perfect bedtime reading for their obvious target audience—even though, consumed in volume, their satiric hectoring becomes hard to distinguish from Mrs. Caudle's own. (Illus. throughout with period line drawings)"
The year's Prize for Political Incorrectness (Reprint Division) goes to this bundle of three dozen monologues, first serialized in Punch in 1845, which the sublimely middle-class Mrs. Margaret Caudle directs toward her aptly named husband Job every night as he lies in bed praying to escape in slumber. Read full book review >